H. GREGORY MOORE III
H. Gregory Moore is an accomplished investment banker with over 30 years of experience executing high value, highly complex assignments in a variety of industries. Mr. Moore’s clients have included government agencies and industrial and manufacturing companies, including Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, AT&T, Home Box Office, Disney, Sony, Campbell Soup, Michelin, Macy’s, Thorn EMI and SBC Communications. He currently is focused on broad sectors within biotechnology, communications, and food products.
Among his most difficult assignments was the year-long restructuring of the bankrupt DirecTV Latin America, involving multiple constituencies, currencies, claims, languages, technologies, programming, and regional politics. He also served as the sole financial advisor to the China-US undersea fiber optic cable consortium, a $1.0 billion pacific cable linking the People’s Republic of China directly with mainland United States. He designed wholesale and retail pricing for the multiple rights of use on the cable, and assisted in negotiations between AT&T, MCI, Korea Telecom, Hong Kong Telecom, NTT (Japan), and China Telecom. Mr. Moore also is an experienced oil and gas banker, beginning with capital markets funding for Citgo and Occidental Petroleum, and extending to investing activities in oil and gas fields in partnerships throughout the United States.
Mr. Moore began his business career in 1980 with The First Boston Corporation (now Credit Suisse) where he focused on the design and sale of new forms of securities. In 1983, Mr. Moore was part of the corporate finance team (including Larry Fink, now Chairman of BlackRock) that designed and sold the first Collateralized Mortgage Obligation in a $1.0 billion transaction – initiating what is now a multi-billion annual market in “securitization” of all forms of assets. Mr. Moore later joined CTG Consulting Group as a Partner, concentrating on assignments in the entertainment and secured lending area. At CTG, Mr. Moore designed and developed the first strategy for “pre-selling” motion picture rights in both domestic and world markets for Home Box Office and Showtime, and represented the legendary director Blake Edwards (“The Pink Panther” series).
In 1985, Mr. Moore returned to investment banking, joining Goldman, Sachs & Co. as a Vice President, focusing primarily on private client services for wealthy families. During his tenure at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Moore also designed and developed new series of securities for the securitization of a variety of assets and receivables and executed a variety of mergers, acquisitions, asset sales and divestitures for client companies in the manufacturing and services industries. In 1990, Mr. Moore moved to UBS to focus on cross-border financings and telecommunications transactions and led the team that initiated the firm’s telecommunications practice. Mr. Moore initiated the transaction whereby Ameritech and Singapore Telecom acquired Netcom, Norway’s second largest cellular provider. He advised SBC Communications in privatization efforts in Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and New Zealand.
In 1995, Mr. Moore formed MG Capital and began offering investment banking services to telecommunications and technology companies in international transactions. MG Capital acquired additional assets and formed Blackhill Partners where, from 2000 – 2013, Mr. Moore continued and expanded his telecommunications practice. In 2014, Mr. Moore re-established MG Capital and initiated its biotechnology, food services, and private equity practice.
Mr. Moore is a CFA Charterholder, a Certified Valuation Analyst, and holds the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV®) credential from the AICPA. Mr. Moore holds eighteen securities registrations, including the Series 24 (General Securities Principal). Mr. Moore holds an A.B. degree from Harvard University (English Literature}, an M.A. degree from Cambridge University (History), and an M.B.A. degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.